Reset Juniper SSG firewall password

If you are faced with not knowing the admin password for a Juniper SSG based firewall, you can reset to factory defaults. Ideally you should have been backing up the configuration and keeping your password safe with a password manager – if not and/or you have been provided with  an SSG or purchased from Ebay etc read on….

Console Cable Option:

  1. Connect via Console cable.
  2. Login with the serial number of the SSG as the username and password.
  3. You can reset the firewall to factory defaults.

Connect a network cable to Ethernet 0/0 and login via your browser to:

http://192.168.1.1
Username: netscreen
Password: netscreen

Reset the unit with reset pin:

Push and hold the pinhole on the Juniper. The status LED will turn to a blinking amber so KEEP holding, and when it turns to blinking green, release the pinhole. After 1 second, push and HOLD the pinhole again. The LED will turn to blinking red so KEEP holding until the status LED turns to solid amber or solid green, release right away and wait for the device to reset and come back – give it five minutes.
Then connect to it as described above http://192.168.1.1

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